Acalanes to consider school facility fees

The Acalanes Union High School District governing board will be taking public comment regarding establishing school facility fees at its regular meeting Oct. 3.

The meeting will be held at 7:30 p.m. in the administrative building boardroom, 1212 Pleasant Hill Road, Lafayette.

Saint Mary's College "Gaelebration" set for Oct. 6

A daylong celebration of the college's 150th anniversary will be held Oct. 6 at the campus.

The festivities begin at 11 a.m. and include interactive programs, rides and live music featuring jazz, folk and rock bands. Food trucks will be on site and carnival fare will also be served up.

The event is part of a school-year long series of symposiums, forums, and parties that culminates with the 150th commencement May 25-26, 2013.

The Gaelebration runs until 6 p.m. at 1928 St. Marys Road, Moraga.

For information, visit www.yearofthegael.com.

Helen Diller Foundation calls for nominations

Nominations are open for the Helen Diller Family Foundation Teen Tikkun Olam Awards, identifying Jewish teens whose volunteer service projects demonstrate a determined commitment to make the world a better place.

Up to 10 teens, five from California and five from across the country, will each receive an award of $36,000, to be used to further their philanthropic work or their education.

Qualifications for nomination:

  • Teens may be nominated by teachers, community leaders, rabbis, or anyone who knows the value of their volunteer service and commitment -- except family members. Teens may also nominate themselves.

  • Each candidate must be a U.S. resident, 13-19 at the time of nomination, and self-identify as Jewish.

  • Community service projects may benefit the general or Jewish community. Teens compensated for their services are not eligible.

    Fill out the online nomination at www.jewishfed.org/teenawards/process.

    For more information, go to www.jewishfed.org/diller/teenawards, call 415-512-6437, or email dillerteenaward@sfjcf.org.

    Deadline for nominations is Jan. 6.

    Families needed to host international students

    The International Education Center at Diablo Valley College is looking for families to host international students on a temporary basis while they improve their English skills. All students speak basic English.

    Participating families are paid a monthly stipend of $750 per student.

    For information, contact Fia Parker at 925-876-0080 or fparker@dvc.edu.

    Have any news about school-related events, awards or happenings you want to see in this column? Send school news to Jennifer Modenessi at jmodenessi@bayareanewsgroup.com.

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